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Volunteer Positions

VCR Repair Volunteer

Do you have experience bringing VCRs and other playback machines back to life?

The Internet Archive would love your help in restoring machines to be used in our volunteer-based magnetic media digitization process. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact us at volunteer[at] with your resume and experience, and we will explore the possibilities together!

Volunteer Archivist: Rock The Vote

As the current election season heats up, the political media landscape is becoming more and more active. It's a perfect time to reexamine election information from years past, and we have a unique opportunity to help people do this at the Internet Archive.

Rock The Vote, the largest nonprofit and nonpartisan organization in the United States driving the youth vote to the polls, has donated their archive of past PSAs and commercials to the Internet Archive to be added to our site. We're looking for volunteers to help with this process, which includes transferring files from optical media, audiocassettes, DAT cassettes, ZIP disks, and a variety of other formats. You'll also be helping add relevant metadata and uploading the files to Rock The Vote's collection on our site. Experience with digitization and metadata/cataloging is greatly helpful, but not required.

If interested, please contact us at volunteer[at] with your resume and experience, and we will schedule a time for you to come in and find more about this volunteer opportunity.

Event Volunteer

Would you like to help the Internet Archive out with some of our events?

We host around 12 events a year and are looking for ushers to help welcome, seat guests and collect their admission tickets.

After everyone is seated, you and a guest, are more than welcome to stay for the event for free! After volunteering with us for six events - you get an Internet Archive sweatshirt!

If you are interested, please contact us: volunteer[at] We'd love to add you to our list-serve for future events!

Book Sorting Magicians Needed for Lacuna

Lacuna, the magnificent book art installation + free library composed of 50,000 books, drew readers of all ages at last year's Bay Area Book Festival. Join us in another successful year of Lacuna by sorting and curating the books that fill Lacuna's walls!

Sign up to volunteer with us:

Volunteer Perks!

  • Take home books that tickle your fancy. . . for free (we have A LOT of them)
  • Eat, drink, and hang out with other book lovers
  • Explore a wide array of strange books and curate the shelves that 50,000+ people will see
  • Did we mention the free books?
  • Gaze upon Lacuna at the Bay Area Book Festival and know that you made it possible

Books were graciously donated by the Internet Archive. Lacuna's design was developed by the incredible FLUX Foundation.

Direct any questions, concerns, and/or book recommendations to